broccoli sprouts in a bowl

How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 3 days
  • Total Time: 84 hours
  • Yield: 2 cup
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Sprouting
  • Cuisine: Raw food


An easy instruction guide for growing broccoli sprouts on your kitchen countertop.


  • 2 tablespoons broccoli seeds


  • Place the broccoli seeds in a small bowl and cover with filtered water. Let sit for 12-24 hours.
  • Rinse the seeds in a fine-mesh strainer and place in your preferred sprouting jar or trays.
  • Place the sprouting device in a dark cupboard or pantry for the first 3 days, rinsing every 8-12 hours.
  • Once the seeds have sprouted, you can move the jar out of the dark area, but not in full sun. Continue to rinse the sprouts ever 8-12 hours.
  • Let the sprouts mature until they are about 2 inches in length. Give them one final rinse in a mesh strainer before consuming. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days after harvesting.